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Fernandez Family History

Fernandez Name Meaning
Spanish (Fernández): patronymic from the personal name Fernando. The surname (and to a lesser extent the variant Hernandez) has also been established in southern Italy, mainly in Naples and Palermo, since the period of Spanish dominance there, and as a result of the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and Portugal at the end of the 15th century, many of whom moved to Italy.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Fernandez Families

  • Number of Fernandez families
     193 - 384
     65 - 192
     1 - 64
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fernandez families
     16 - 29
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Fernandez families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Fernandez Family Origin

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Fernandez Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Fernandez

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Fernandez Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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